Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Christmas Sunset- Three Challenges in One!

Hi Again Stampers! 

I wanted to share one more card that I created this past weekend for the FabFri57 Color Challenge along with the Poppy Power Power & Spark “The Sky is theLimit” Challenge and the CCC15 Christmas Card Challenge at Splitcoaststampers :-)

The sky on this card reminds me of one late fall evening’s sunset (sorry, I did not have my camera) but tried to recreate the scene using a sponged/masked background :-)

I hope you will have the time to check out the above challenge sites- great designs and inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Using the 1 ¼” Circle Punch, punch out a circle from sticky note paper or scrap paper for the moon.

Place the paper with the opening on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and use a Sponge Dauber to apply Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral Classic Ink onto the moon area.

Remove the mask and apply the circle mask over the sponged moon.

Create a mask for the hills using scrap paper and using Sponge Daubers, apply Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral and Real Red Classic Ink to the sky area.

Remove the mask for the hill, reposition to create snow banks and apply Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Ink with the Sponge Dauber.

Re-mask the hill areas and stamp the trees using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Window Frame Framelits™ to cut out the image along with another frame from Basic Black cardstock.   Cut the Basic Black frame in half and adhere behind the focal image.

Use the Big Shot™ to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim and mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.

Punch the border using the Martha Stewart Deep Edge Garden Trellis Punch from Whisper White cardstock, mount a piece of Basic Black cardstock behind the punched piece and mount onto the embossed Whisper White panel.  Trim and add a piece of ⅝” Basic Black Satin Ribbon. 

Adhere the entire panel onto the Crisp Cantaloupe card base and add the focal image using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, trim and add the banner ends using the Hexagon Punch. 

Mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock (add the banner ends with the Hexagon Punch) and adhere to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Add the snowflakes using a White Gel Pen to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Christmas Blessings

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Real Red, Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, White Gel Pen

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe

Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Wiindow Frames Collection Framelits™, Sponge Daubers, Hexagon Punch, MS Deep Edge Garden Trellis Punch, ⅝” Basic Black Satin Ribbon, sticky note or scrap paper

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope you have a blessed evening!  


Amanda Mertz said...

This red sky sunset is just gorgeous! Love how you got all of our challenge colors to look so rich! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, this is gorgeous! What a beautiful sky to have seen - just amazing how God delights us with such amazing and awe-inspiring skies! I love your sponging and great Layout with the dies! Stunning card, sweet friend! Keep warm, sweet friend! Hugs!

Joyce Erb said...

Gorgeous scene, love the colors

Heather said...

What an amazing sunset scene! This makes an amazing Christmas card - great job taking the colors in such an unexpected direction! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Very pretty and unconventional for these colors (at least in my mind) but it works sooo well! The layers of snow are perfect. Thanks for playing at Fab Fri!

ChristineCreations said...

Beautiful capturing of what a sunset feel like in winter!

Thanks for playing along with us at Power Poppy Julie!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I am all ready for spring, but this is so cool! Fabulous wintry scene Julie, looks awesome. Thanks for playing in our Power and Spark Challenge this month.

Julie Koerber said...

What an absolutely beautiful creation! I just love the sky scene you've created and the fabulous silhouettes that just pop off the front of your card. So very elegant! :-) Thanks for joining us in this month's Power & Spark Challenge!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how beautiful! You combined these challenges in such a brilliant, yet serene scene. I'm so glad you could join us at Power Poppy this month!

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